I thought I wasn't supposed to run out of time for projects? The day got away from me again. I started in the direction of going to pull some weeds around my vertical antenna, but I also wanted to get a look at something on my everyday ride bike. I've been having intermittent troubles with the rear brake and given that it's the original equipment on a 2005 bike, I thought I should also look at the brake pads. Which means taking the back wheel off.
In the process of taking the wheel off, I had to take the chain off.
Well, it devolved into a partial tear down, clean, de-grease, re-grease and
maintenance of the whole drive train. OK, most of the drive
train. Would you believe some of the drive train? By the
time I could get out to pull weeds, the thunderstorms were rolling in.
The weeds will have to wait - and grow a little more after the watering.
While having dinner, I decided to give a try to a movie on Amazon Prime video that I'd seen the trailer for, called A Million Miles Away. It's a biopic about an immigrant engineer named José Hernandez who devoted his adult life to becoming an astronaut. When I test a movie like that, I'll start watching with the idea that if there isn't something that catches me, or there is something that absolutely "turns me off", I'll shut it off and "fuggedaboutit" - while if it's OK but barely catches my attention, it goes in the "maybe come back later" limbo.
Here's the trailer:
The star of the movie is one of my favorite guys from the Marvel Universe, Michael Peña, who plays a minor character named Luis in the first two Ant Man movies but takes absolute command of the set when he's onscreen. This role is completely unlike the Ant Man movies and I think he shows respectable acting.
There are one or two hints about this in the trailer but while there's a little of "I started out as a poor child" / "oh, poor, pitiful me" narrative, by and large the message is if you want something, figure out what you need to do and work toward the goal. There's no "I'm better than you just because" to it at all. If you're behind, work harder. If others get picked ahead of you, figure out what they have that you don't or what they did that you didn't and work on that. José Hernandez' father gives a five step method when José is elementary school age, and the movie follows it faithfully.
Overall, worth the two hours watching it.